The Silence Breakers hold a press conference after Harvey Weinstein's conviction
A group of women called the Silence Breakers, who have accused disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct or assault, are speaking at a press conference Tuesday following the disgraced media mogul's conviction. "The era of impunity for powerful men who rape people is over," actress Mira Sorvino said Monday, according to Reuters. She was speaking on a conference call with over a dozen Silence Breakers after Weinstein was found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual assault. How to watch the Silence Breakers' press conferenceDate: Tuesday, February 25, 2020Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Time: 12 p.m. He had been free on bail since his arrest nearly two years ago.cbsnews.com
'Just the beginning,' activists say after cheering Weinstein guilty verdict
(Reuters) - The guilty verdict in the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Monday energized Hollywood celebrities and activists who said it was just the start of their movement to hold abusers accountable. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Courtroom during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020. One hurdle has been the reluctance of women to go public with accusations, and the Weinstein trial showed that they will continue to face tough grilling in a court of law. Defense lawyers questioned women who testified against Weinstein about their appearance at the time of the alleged attacks, their drinking habits and whether they used Weinstein to land a Hollywood acting job. Though today a man has been found guilty, we have to wonder whether anyone will care about the rest of us tomorrow.feeds.reuters.com
Romy and Michelle, aka Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, reunited
They may not be in high school anymore, but Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino certainly had a reunion. Sorvino and Kudrow, otherwise known as Romy White and Michelle Weinberger, the inventors of Post-its and BFFs from the '90s cult classic "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" reunited for a photo at a Netflix party, and we can't handle the nostalgia. The movie, which came out over 22 years ago, is beloved among millennials who watched this hilarious and campy comedy about outcast best friends attending their 10-year high school reunion. Does this mean we're getting another "Romy and Michelle" movie? Have a Romy and Michelle day!
Mira Sorvino aims for on-screen laughter, off-screen change
Mira Sorvino would really, really like to make you laugh right now. "You're all happy when you're doing a comedy. It's a different feeling than when you're doing some beautiful story about a child dying which you take home at the end of the day and you're depressed. I really wanted to make her different. She's recently helped score wins with new equal rights, sexual harassment and sexual assault legislation in California and New York.